Juliann Geis Thavis, 2021

Interference and a Tiny Spot of Hope

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Floral Products Used: alstroemeria, calla lily, mum, freesia, delphinium, stock, wax flower, myrtle, eucalyptus, feather, magnolia leaves, dried hydrangea, dried kangaroo paw, eucalyptus pod, dogwood, pinecone, moss, bark

This fascinating artwork reminded me of my brother, an ardent conservationist, and my mother, a former MIA docent who taught me to appreciate all art. I hand-applied the foraged bark to the vase to capture the rustic natural element.

Floral Arrangement Inspired by...

upside down buck floating over landscape with river at center; white, wind turbines in green hills visible on either side of the buck in background, while broken barbed wire fences and tree stumps flank the animal in the mid and foreground; in RCQ, a patch of brown ground is littered with skulls and bones; black and purple butterfly silhouettes are scattered throughout (one on L and three on R), as are blue and yellow shapes in URQ, a red tree is in the ULQ, and the outline of a round-top chest in the river at BC; behind the buck is the outline of a curving road in red, coming from a four point star at TC

Interference and a Tiny Spot of Hope, 2019

Norman Akers

Oil on canvas

Gift of Virginia Doneghy, by exchange 2020.37

On View in Gallery 261

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